Firefox Won't Close

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  1. supahhgangstar macrumors newbie

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    I can't close Firefox, no matter what I do.
    It's a real pain in the butt.
    I tried to repair the disk utility, but it's not working, help?
     
  2. hughvane macrumors 6502

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    Including Force Quit?

    Use Repair Permissions first.
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Press alt/option + cmd + esc. It will launch the force quit app and you can select which app to force quit.
     
  4. Berthon macrumors newbie

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    Firefox won't Close

    I have just installed Firefox3 on IMAC with Leopard 10.5.5 and when I click to open Firefox I am told copy already open and please close. However I cannot locate Firefox to close. Tried Force Quit but Firefox not shown only Finder.
    What can I do to open Firefox to complete the installation.
    I have uninstalled file using Secure Trash and tried again installation but no improvement.
    Help what is next step?
     
  5. 11800506 macrumors 65816

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    You could try looking in Activity Monitor for a process of Firefox and then try quitting it from there and see if that does anything.
     
  6. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

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    open terminal its in applications->utilities->terminal. type "killall firefox-bin" and hit return.
     
  7. Berthon macrumors newbie

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    Firefox will not close

    I have followed advice to check Activity Meter and also used Terminal as suggested without any change. Neither shows Firefox is present on the computer.
    Perhaps I should restate my problem.
    I have downloaded Firefox3, installed program as directed, placed Alias in Dock, clicked Alias and told copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy can be open at a time.
     
  8. gusious macrumors 65816

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    By making an alias you mean that you dragged Firefox from your Applications folder to your Dock? Or not? Because that's what you should do with any app that you want it in your Dock.
     
  9. Berthon macrumors newbie

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    Yes, Firefox dragged from Applications folder to Dock.
    Also there appeared on the right hand side of my screen a Firefox Alias.
    What does this represent?
     
  10. gusious macrumors 65816

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    Can you post a screenshot? By pressing command+shift+f4
     
  11. skwij macrumors 6502

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    Have you unmounted/ejected the Firefox drive that's on your desktop? After installing an application, you need to eject it's "disc". It sounds like you're running Firefox from the .dmg rather than the Applications folder.

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Installing_Applications_in_Mac_OS_X
     
  12. Berthon macrumors newbie

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    Firefox will not close

    I have attached a screen shot as requested by gusious and also downloaded the file from Mac guides suggested by skwij.
    Which I will now study.
    BTW. Thanks for all the assistance I have received.
     
  13. cheeseadiddle macrumors regular

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    I made that very mistake with the same program a year ago when I got my first mac. Drove me nuts until I figured out what I did wrong.
     
  14. Berthon macrumors newbie

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    Firefox will not close

    I wondering if I have correctly attached the screen shot as I cannot see it in my reply. As you all will be aware I am very new to macrumors forum.
    I will have another attempt now. Now been told too big, will compress.
     

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  15. Berthon macrumors newbie

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    Firefox will not close

    I have solved my problem. I have been able to understand a little more about the Macintosh system as against Windows XP. I have been told Firefox is open but I could not locate where the this Application was on my Mac. I trashed everything I could with a Firefox name but no improvement. After googling I became aware of what could be in the Library folder/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles.
    Here was the culprit, sent all these files to Trash and reinstalled Firefox.
    Problem solved!!!
     

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